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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hey all. This is my first post here on paleohacks. I workout 3 times a week and have been trying different things in order to gain weight. I dont tolerate carbs really well which is why I have found this way of eating really great. I dont... (more)

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VB 0 · September 14, 2014 at 8:39 PM

There are many many different causes of hairloss, but the most common one is: your digestive tract is not functioning right because your body does not get the necessary nutrients in order to function. That is why a full head of luxious hair is a... (more)

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by 58 · about 12 hours ago

Hey everyone! So...my body has healed pretty well...except for my keratosis pialris! I inly eat some white ruce now...cause I need a lot of carbs, with my body type and was kind of starving without enough carbs on paleo...I still haven't really... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 23, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Depletion varies. If you have a high need for vitamin A (retinol), you can quickly deplete any stores. We do have a limited amount of ability to absorb vitamin A (retinol) and beta carotene. You might consume 1000% of vitamin A (retinol) in a... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

This is what I eat over the period of 6 days (monday-saturday). I am a 24 yo female (5 ft, 131lbs), trying to improve health (priority) and lose fat (second priority) on a limited budget and with a lot of time constraint. On Sundays, I... (more)

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SuperiorMindset_com 0 · November 03, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I think you need to decide on your preferred fuel source, either fat or carbs. A little bit of both doesn't give you the best results in my experience. Olive oil is healthy but shouldn't be consumed in excess. Ghee isn't exactly empty calories,... (more)

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by 115 · about 12 hours ago

Hi, I'm working on some of the deficiencies I had (b12, b6, vit a, selenium, zinc, magnesium, potassium), I have successfully got rid of all of them except vit A, I also had B1 tested and that is low as well. My Vit D, calcium and iodine levels... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 02, 2013 at 6:02 PM

You're at normal levels, albeit low-normal, now. If you were deficient for a long while, you have no vitamin A stored; none in adipose, none in your liver. Until you fill the stores, you're likely not going to see anything but low-normal amounts... (more)

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by 126 · about 12 hours ago

I see a Naturopath a couple of times per year mainly to address minor issues. In the past he's discovered a zinc deficient, which showed up as arrhythmia. This was easily fixed with a daily dose of chelated zinc. Over the last couple of months... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Minerals have been THE answer for me on a number of occasions...I lose some of mine through high consumption of coffee, I think, as well as stress. I also used to over-drink water, and now am trying to find the line between that and dehydration. I... (more)

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by 15 · about 12 hours ago

I find it difficult to get enough potassium when low carb without resorting to massive amounts of vegetables, vegetable juice and coconut water. I believe my brain fog and memory issues might be due to a long time potassium defiency on low carb. I... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 08, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Any particular reason why you want to go zero carb? n=1 zero carb can cause a lot of issues in terms of making sure you get all the essential minerals, macros and vitamins that your body needs without turning your kitchen cupboard into a... (more)

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by -2 · about 12 hours ago

Nevermind. What I posted is wrong.

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Bill1102inf 0 · August 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Can you put on muscle during a PSMF without exercise? No, No, No, No, No, No, No, and No.

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by 58 · about 12 hours ago

Okay, so my skin has blow up like I have never seen it before. My skin has been especially bad this last month and I thought it was from Aveeno Positively radiant products, but I stopped them a week now, and I am still getting the weirdest spots... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Holy random diagnosis, Batman! All that dysfunction in your diet and it's zinc deficiency? Normalize your eating first, you need a baseline from which to hack your diet.

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by 213 · about 12 hours ago

It was as if I took a powerful prescription medication. Doesn't this contradict the widely believed notion that liver contains a strong anti fatigue factor? I usually get the weston price jolt from liver, but there have been two or three times... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · January 12, 2013 at 3:38 AM

Maybe you were counting the sheep you ate...

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by 748 · about 12 hours ago

Does over eating have something to do with a mineral deficiency? I know part of binging behavior has to do usually with a past restrictive diet (for me, my previous fasting behavior)... but I have been making an effort to not restrict calories for... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 03, 2012 at 3:18 AM

Yes. I noticed that after I started supplementing 350 mg of Magnesium Citrate every night, my sugar/chocolate cravings diminished a LOT.

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by 1042 · about 12 hours ago

I was diagnosed with Cyclic Neutropenia at the age of 19 during my first year of college (I just turned 25). Cyclic neutropenia is a disorder that causes frequent infections and other health problems in affected individuals. People with this... (more)

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ebgaky 0 · November 09, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I'm sorry to hear of your illness. I hope you can find some relief soon! You might try oil pulling for your sores. There are some posts on this site about it, and also some decent info comes up on google. Basically you swish ~1Tbs of oil (sesame,... (more)

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by 2379 · about 12 hours ago

Hi folks, just stumbled across an interesting review about crohn's disease and it makes sense. http://www.nature.com/mi/journal/v1/n1s/full/mi200848a.html Essentially they say that the gut lining needs antimicrobial proteins in order to contain... (more)

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Mscott 0 · November 08, 2012 at 2:58 AM

Thanks for posting this. I'm really curious about what the dietary recommendations might be for improving our defensins. According to this paper, vitamin D may be beneficial: "Vitamin D can enhance the induction of the antimicrobial... (more)

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by 20 · about 12 hours ago

Hi, After suffering with severe stomach pain and recently having blood tests my girlfriend has tentatively been diagnosed with 'pernicious anemia', her results showed B12 & folate deficiency along with 'abnormally large' red blood cells.... (more)

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syrahna 0 · November 03, 2012 at 2:01 AM

All I can say is, as someone who takes TWO B-12 shots a month and has for over three years, TELL HER TO ENJOY THE HECK OUT OF THE B-12 and then worry about her diet. The whole point of PA is that she isn't going to get that vitamin any other way... (more)

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by 432 · about 12 hours ago

Must individuals on all-meat/fish diets have vitamin/mineral deficiencies? {I'm thinking vitamin C, potassium, etc.}

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AmandaLP 0 · November 01, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Nope. People on all muscle meat may have deficiencies, but those cultures who focus on meat only seek out and specifically consume offal and glands that most people miss.

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by 610 · about 13 hours ago

For the past week or so I've been noticing slight pain in my feet and hands, mostly in the palms and arches, especially when I'm going to bed. It feels sort of like cramping of very small muscles in the arch and palms. But just now I started to... (more)

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Mambo 0 · August 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I'd go see a neuro and rule out neuropathy. Even though you don't seem to eat high carb, neuropathy can result from underlying autoimmune issues and/or impaired IR. Sounds a little bit like small fiber neuropathy. It'd be wise to rule that out... (more)

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by 384 · about 13 hours ago

I know this is incredibly un-paleo of me, but I've recently been indulging in those 'Monster' energy drinks (lo-carb of course). Over the last two or three weeks I was transitioning from a 10-12 hours sleep college lifestyle to a 6-7 hours if I'm... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 22, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Sadly, if you cook meat to well done, you lose almost all the taurine. This is why rare or raw meats are important. Barring sashimi, and steak-tartare, supplements are a good way to get the stuff, and Taurine is very inexpensive. It's usually... (more)

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by 153 · about 13 hours ago

It's been probably 3 years now that I've been trying to figure out what's causing my chronic fatigue, low energy, IBS and some other health issues. So far, I've received little help from doctors. I recently saw a hematologist who couldn't find... (more)

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Raza 0 · May 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I would consult with Chris Kresser on this. I started working with him last year, and he felt my B12 levels were low at 384 pg/mL. I started doing injections, and now my levels are at 1550 pg/mL. It's not like I felt horrible before, so the... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

I've been paleo for several months now, but for the past few weeks I've been craving almonds and other nuts, but especially almonds. Does this indicate a possible deficiency in some nutrient? I have yet to run my diet through FitDay and see if... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · August 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM

This question occasionally comes up in the context of dark chocolate. As in that case, I suspect that the cravings aren't due to nutrient deficiency. I'd be interested to be corrected, but thus far I've not seen any hard data about specific... (more)

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by 1720 · about 13 hours ago

I've been taking 5,000IU of Vitamin D pretty much daily since I'm not getting much sun this winter. It seems I get kinda light headed, dopey, and I feel "out of it". Is that because I'm magnesium deficient? Yesterday I didn't take any... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 29, 2012 at 4:49 AM

Magnesium deficiency can result in decreased function of the parathyroid. If you're taking a D3 supplement in the form of cholecalciferol (most supplements are I think) the body uses the parathyroid to hydroxylate that form of D3 into the active... (more)

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by 85 · about 13 hours ago

Okay, so I live in Seattle and the sun hasn't been out in months. I have been mostly indoors since the summer time. I took a couple GNC vitamin D3 tablets a month or so ago, but I correlated it with an acne breakout and therefore stopped taking... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 20, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Agree with Firestorm. Since it is fat soluble, you can take it once a week, if that works better for you. Take them in the morning or afternoon with a fatty meal for optimal absorption--too close to bed & they may keep you up. I prefer... (more)

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by 25 · about 13 hours ago

I know there have been other threads in which this has come up, but I've seen some conflicting answers. I've been experimenting with (re)introducing zinc supplementation. I took 30 mg of zinc a couple of hours ago (about an hour or two before... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · December 04, 2011 at 5:21 AM

I do a zinc taste test to discover if a client is sufficient in zinc...they swish aqueous zinc for thirty seconds, and if it tastes disgusting, they don't need zinc, if there is no taste, or barely a taste, they are deficient. Doing this test... (more)

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by 35 · about 13 hours ago

Lately I've been losing lots of hair. I believe it is just seasonal but my doc says it is because I'm vitamin b deficient as I'm not eating grains. Arrgh, I hate him. Can it be real?

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Honey_badger 0 · August 15, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Have your thyroid checked. Hypothyroid can result in hair loss. If you're male, have testosterone, DHT & estrogen levels check. High DHT in and of itself is insufficient to cause male pattern baldness or hair loss, but coupled with high... (more)

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by 8933 · about 13 hours ago

I was diagnosed with a severe vitamin D deficiency after a harsh winter (slept during the day because I participated in a contest to win a car. I won the car, I lost my health, and basically all the rest too) : my level was 9. I know there's A... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 14, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Lots of great info at the Vitamin D Council. My n=1 experience was that supplementing a bit over the suggested maintenance dose of 1,000 IUs of D3 per 25 lbs of body weight got me up to high sufficiency in a year. I took 8,000 IUs. Less would... (more)

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by 409 · about 13 hours ago

Hi all, Is there any reason why switching to Paleo might cause joint pain? A brief history of my health: Never really been unhealthy but have had the standard UK diet of high carbs low fat etc. Have only ever been just above my ideal weight... (more)

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Andy 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I can't think of a single reason. However I have a suggestion that may help you. I got it from an old power lifting buddy. I'm also an old power lifter, olympic lifter and at 42 I'm playing in games with the 20 somethings and hanging in there... (more)

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by 911 · about 13 hours ago

I've been eating paleo (with IF) for more than two years, high-fat paleo for almost 1.5 years, and 6 months ago I decreased exercise and protein intake and added root vegetables. I am currently suffering from a number of symptoms, which appear to... (more)

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Simibee 0 · May 21, 2011 at 4:52 PM

I'm surprised that nobody else has picked up on this so far, but I would stop the If-ing ASAP as this can put your body under unnecessary stress, especially if you started before achieving correct hormonal environment. The hyperphagia is probably... (more)

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